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Rapper, novelist, and painter Pavel Pepperstein merges fantastical scenes and landscapes with a range of cultural and political symbols in his witty surrealistic watercolors. Influenced by the preceding generation of Moscow Conceptualists, Pepperstein creates work deeply entwined with history and literature, replete with fantasy themes and fairy tale characters burdened with dark historical associations: quaint flowers overwhelm a swastika, or an elegant Chinese dragon battles a World War II soldier. A critic once described Pepperstein’s practice like a “theoretical family conversation,” one that deals fleetingly with existential themes with a sense of whimsy and the visual language of children’s books.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
Pavel Pepperstein. The Human as a Frame for the LandscapeGarage Museum of Contemporary Art
2018
PAVEL PEPPERSTEIN. Animals and SupremasKEWENIG
2014
Manifesta 10International Manifesta Foundation
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Triumph of Mermaid, 2008

Acrylic on canvas
78 7/10 × 58 9/10 in
199.8 × 149.5 cm
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Phillips

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Medium
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Signed with the artist's initials and dated 'P.P [in Cyrillic] 2008' ; further signed and dated 'P. Pepperstein [in Cyrillic] 2008' lower …

Rapper, novelist, and painter Pavel Pepperstein merges fantastical scenes and landscapes with a range of cultural and political symbols in his witty surrealistic watercolors. Influenced by the preceding generation of Moscow Conceptualists, Pepperstein creates work deeply entwined with history and literature, replete with fantasy themes and fairy tale characters burdened with dark historical associations: quaint flowers overwhelm a swastika, or an elegant Chinese dragon battles a World War II soldier. A critic once described Pepperstein’s practice like a “theoretical family conversation,” one that deals fleetingly with existential themes with a sense of whimsy and the visual language of children’s books.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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